I just picked up a 1001F to replace my 1000D and they didn't include any kind of support for migration. Now my engineer is suggesting I get the FortiConverter service to convert my config from the 1000D to the 1001F, but they're quoting my almost $2k to do this. That seems a bit steep.
Are there any other good methods to convert configs from 1 model to the next?
Without FortiConverter you will have to adjust the config manually. If the new FGT has at least the same interfaces as the old one (like from 100D to 100E or 100F) you could apply it after replacing the first three lines. Unfortunately this is not the case from 100D to 1001F. So you have to manually modify the config. After this you can probably apply it to the 1001F and then look into config error log on cli to see if anything did not work properly. Don't worry you cannot brick your FGT by restoring a config to it. Serial console is always available or the reset button (if it exists) to get back to factory default and try again :)
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